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The Dark Library

by Meg Nola

Cyrille Martinez’s clever and incisive novel "The Dark Library" creates a surreal microuniverse of books, manuscripts, readers, librarians, and historians. In the Great Library, neglected works are becoming resentful and anguished.... Read More

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Lyrebird

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

In her lyric memoir "Lyrebird", Meredith Clark moves between poetry, metanarratives, and vignettes. Motivated by loss, she tries to accrue images and memories of a child yet unborn—perhaps to lure it into being, or to process her loss.... Read More

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Egyptian Flavors

by Rebecca Foster

From dips to desserts, Dyna Eldaief’s "Egyptian Flavors" is a fond tribute to her homeland’s culinary customs. Eldaief finds that “cooking food that is part of my heritage is like looking through a portal to the past.” For her... Read More

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Igifu

by Eileen Gonzalez

In the short stories of Scholastique Mukasonga’s "Igifu", exiled Tutsis struggle to survive and thrive in the aftermath of the Rwandan revolution. Tutsis, Rwanda’s long-oppressed ethnic group, have often suffered harassment,... Read More

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Spellbound

by Peter Dabbene

A fictional alter ego channels a true-life account in Bishakh Som’s Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir. Anjali, a former New York architect, serves as a visual substitute for Bishakh Som. Her history and personality also mirror Som’s—for... Read More

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Believing Is Seeing

by Laura Leavitt

"Believing Is Seeing" is a concise scientific work concerned with human visual perception. Michael W. Levine’s "Believing Is Seeing" is an accessible overview of the many ways that human eyes differentiate the light and stimuli they... Read More

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The Bitch

by Rebecca Hussey

In Pilar Quintana’s engrossing novel "The Bitch", a woman’s search for companionship leads her to an orphaned puppy. Damaris and her husband, Rogelio, have an uneasy, distant relationship. They live in a shack on a bluff near the... Read More

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